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If you think the Porsche is sub-zero then you're either seriously deluded or having a mid life crisis. Based on your recent comments I suspect the later. As for the Mini you have no idea what's cool and you never will.

 

Go put your corduroys on grandad and go for a spin in your Porsche. 

 

His link was to the GT3, which is one of the coolest cars you can buy. Anyone who says otherwise has no business talking about cars.

 

And the Mini? Biggest POS you can currently buy. If I had an hour to spare I could write pages about all the problems they have with those cars and the lousy engineering that went into several of the major components. The people that truly love them? The flat-rate mechanics who work on them since they make lots of money due to the constant flow of vehicles with problems through dealer shops. The original Mini was cool, but the new one is junk. The New Mini is all style, no substance.

 

BTW, this is the epitome of cool:

 

700

 

The odometer is correct and verified.

 

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Agreed, iSheep buy anything with Apple's name on it and Apple knows it. If this phone proves true, it proves Apple knows its customers. Why innovate, they buy anything.

 

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Oh I get it!  You take a derogatory word and put the letter "i" in front of it...  Clever!

 

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Right because the word sheep is known around the world as derogatory.

 

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It is in that context.

 

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If the shoe fits it is, if not it is a fuzzy animal, either way you lose.

Because this is the only place you can feel like you've "won" something right? Hella cool.

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Is that an iPhone in yer pocket ... or are you just glad to see me?

Flat out glad.
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There are times I love Siri there are times I almost throw my phone out the car window. 

I'm a left-laner; where do you drive?
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To be fair we are talking about someone who wore the same clothes every day. Hardly strikes me as someone who embraces change. I think that is the problem. Steve obviously embedded into the collective DNA of his team the ethos that change is a bad thing only to be undertaken on rare occasions. It's probably a Buddhist thing - keep it simple and uniform otherwise it's bad karma or something like that.

It's actually an Einstein thing. Go read as to why he did that.

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Apple's design team seems to be stuck in a time warp or something. They basically haven't changed the design for any of their products for the past few years.
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The iMac design hasn't changed for the past 5 years. The MBP hasn't changed for the past 4 years and hasn't changed that much for the past 11 years. The floppy, CD, retina display are internal changes. They're not design changes which is what I was talking about. Gone are the days when Apple had radical new designs every few years like the colour iMac, the Mac Cube, iMac Sunflower. Now it the same design year after year.

At least we have been getting redesigned Mac Pro's. Those failing to see that have a single-digid IQ.
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It's was just one of 16(?) apps.
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It was $399 for 4GB or $599 for 8GB when it first launched.


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And this is where I post pictures of my Day One 2007 iPhone, which I could not have remotely afforded had I not won, showing that after over five years of daily use it has zero blemishes, zero scratches, zero dents, and the Home Button works like the day out of the box. I take care of my possessions. They respond in kind.

Don't see the picture, but don't need to. You make a strong case!
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Yeah, that way each Apple store would carry:

Black and white
16, 32 and 64
Large, medium and small. 

Apple does love having 18 models of something, right?  Nah

At least double that - AT&T and Verizon versions.

I read somewhere that each US carrier has their own iPhone model. And are NOT exchangable. Can't find the link, but I believe you actually posted it. Did find this:

http://www.maclife.com/article/news/think_youll_put_verizon_iphone_sprint_think_again

When we asked about putting a Verizon CDMA device on the Sprint network, the salesperson said, "Sprint devices use our all digital Sprint PCS and Nextel iDEN networks. Unfortunately, devices from other carriers are not compatible and would not function on our network."

When questioned again (just to make sure), another salesperson stated, "No, you can not use any other service provider's phone with Sprint."
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Out of curiosity, does AI's terms and conditions state anything about how old you need to be before you can join the forums?

 

A simple search for anyone who puts an "i" in front of some word should immediately identify the 12 year olds, and thus result in termination of their accounts for being under age.

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Hope it's legit, because I love the changes. I especially hope the rear facing mic makes the final cut, because sound in video recordings is a major drawback on the iPhone. A bit longer battery life or more storage would be a nice use of the extra room. The beveled metal edge is a nice touch, and hopefully the grip is still solid (and less soap-like as some other phones are). To those who want the bezel to go away, one-handed use of the thumb for touching gets my big hand to touch the bottom-right corner as it is sometimes. Less bezel is going to make that worse for me at least. It would be a good example of something that looks better, but would work badly.

 

Guys, friendly reminder: don't feed the trolls. Just drown them out with discussion amongst yourselves. And why so much attacking and accusing? I guess the sensationalist nature of this site brings people who thrill in overblown drama?

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Is that an iPhone in yer pocket ... or are you just glad to see me?

Flat out glad.
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There are times I love Siri there are times I almost throw my phone out the car window. 

I'm a left-laner; where do you drive?
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Originally Posted by Shaun, UK View Post

To be fair we are talking about someone who wore the same clothes every day. Hardly strikes me as someone who embraces change. I think that is the problem. Steve obviously embedded into the collective DNA of his team the ethos that change is a bad thing only to be undertaken on rare occasions. It's probably a Buddhist thing - keep it simple and uniform otherwise it's bad karma or something like that.

It's actually an Einstein thing. Go read as to why he did that.

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Apple's design team seems to be stuck in a time warp or something. They basically haven't changed the design for any of their products for the past few years.
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The iMac design hasn't changed for the past 5 years. The MBP hasn't changed for the past 4 years and hasn't changed that much for the past 11 years. The floppy, CD, retina display are internal changes. They're not design changes which is what I was talking about. Gone are the days when Apple had radical new designs every few years like the colour iMac, the Mac Cube, iMac Sunflower. Now it the same design year after year.

At least we have been getting redesigned Mac Pro's. Those failing to see that have a single-digid IQ.
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It's was just one of 16(?) apps.
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It was $399 for 4GB or $599 for 8GB when it first launched.


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And this is where I post pictures of my Day One 2007 iPhone, which I could not have remotely afforded had I not won, showing that after over five years of daily use it has zero blemishes, zero scratches, zero dents, and the Home Button works like the day out of the box. I take care of my possessions. They respond in kind.

Don't see the picture, but don't need to. You make a strong case!


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4) I do wonder what most of the back is made of. Is that liquid which is why there is an odd unfinished milling effect to the inside backing? What is it for? Structure? Air flow? A conductive charging plate?
Could be that inductive charging is going to be the "wow" feature this time around and that this will be a truly "cordless" iPhone. 

It might, but not every patent is something Apple wants to create. Sometimes they seem to use it 'for other reasons than to apply it'. Still:

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Whilst I think the 4 & 4S designs are amazing, Apple should drop them and lean towards something more practical for everyday use.

The first thing I thought when I unboxed my 4 was, wow what a beautiful phone, this will cost me a fortune if I drop it. How many iPhone 4 & 4S users now have that beautiful design hidden away in some cheap and nasty case? Far too fragile for everyday use.

Time to move on.
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One thing is for sure, the next iPhone will kick ass on Verizon in terms of sales. They have a very big LTE presence and most people that want an iPhone on Verizon are waiting for the next one so they can use LTE. I am betting there is a huge pent up demand for the next iPhone especially since it will also have a larger screen in addition to LTE. Sprint and AT&T will also have pretty large areas covered with LTE not longer after the release furthering the demand even more for 3GS, 4, and even a lot of 4S owners. 

Whatever phone Apple makes will receive criticism from one camp or another but ultimately it is all about sales numbers and they seem to know what sells. 

The issue you seem to be having is that people do not think in these terms. Last year, this past year, whenever I mentioned LTE to a friend or relative they went into "she's a brainiac mode". No one outside of schooled or self tought people on this subject even know what any of this means. So you know a little... Good for you! Make your choice accordingly.

To address your third paragraph, (second quoted, third written). The people who criticize the next phone will be people from this site and other tech sites. I will bet most of my money on that. However, the average phone user will not say they miss LTE or wish they even had it. When you ask them how they like it they'll either say they love it or shrug their shoulders.
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I have a hypothesis I want to share with you. It is still unknown whether Apple will announce iPad 4 this fall or in 2013. I think, if this new iPhone is real and has the new dock connector, then the refreshed iPad has to be released alongside this new iPhone. Otherwise Apple will have two connectors and it will damage the iPad sales, because people won't be buying a device with a deprecated docking port. What do you think?

Highly doubtful Apple will do a new iPad in 2nd half of 2012. As with Apple, new connections = new adaptors. No one will really care that the iPhone has a different port. If you use the iPhone charger on an iPad it takes ages to charge. As for syncing with a PC, I guess there will be one USB cable for iPhone 5 and one cable for ~everything else~.

It's actually amazing that Apple kept the existing USB adaptor for such a long time.
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Which company makes Phasers? Gunpowder is so 9th century.

And metal weapons so 18th BCE.
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Dear Hellatool (or Hellafool, take your pick), the saying goes like this: "Denial is not a river in Egypt". It's a formerly funny, but now passé, way of implying that someone is in denial. What you say simply states a fact, that the Nile is a river in Egypt. It's about as relevant to your point as saying "The Seine is a river in France." or "The Bronx is a borough in New York." If you're trying to be clever, do your homework first.

Deniers gonna Deny?
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Whilst I think the 4 & 4S designs are amazing, Apple should drop them and lean towards something more practical for everyday use.
The first thing I thought when I unboxed my 4 was, wow what a beautiful phone, this will cost me a fortune if I drop it. How many iPhone 4 & 4S users now have that beautiful design hidden away in some cheap and nasty case? Far too fragile for everyday use.
Time to move on.

Actually the glass screen is real cheap to replace now. $30 off eBay. Usually less, even less than $10. The quality, though, of course, is another story.

But that makes you wonder. How much does Apple pay for theirs?
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If you are wondering, de-Nile is a river in Egypt.
Dear Hellatool (or Hellafool, take your pick), the saying goes like this: "Denial is not a river in Egypt". It's a formerly funny, but now passé, way of implying that someone is in denial. What you say simply states a fact, that the Nile is a river in Egypt. It's about as relevant to your point as saying "The Seine is a river in France." or "The Bronx is a borough in New York." If you're trying to be clever, do your homework first.

LOL! Bit like 'French Champagne'.

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This 'alleged' new iPhone simply looks like a slightly elongated version of the now 2-year-old iPhone 4/4S with a few tweaks here and there - Which is hardly anyhting remotely ground-breaking/innovative and it's beginning to appear that there's a certain degree of complacency in the Apple design deparment lately.
Time for Apple to start to 'Think Different' again.
Anyway... It'll likely sell well enough (merely because it's an Apple product), but it's becoming pretty obvious that the once creative arm of Apple is (seemingly) coming up very short on interesting ideas as of late (to include iOS 6), while competitors are truly advancing the state of mobile device technology/design.
Come on Cook, Ivy and Company... Surely there are still a few great (design) ideas left in you.

Mr. DaHarder,

I am only using "Mr." due to previous posts.

I went to school with people who majored in marketing. That was pretty cool because the things that were apparently studied there were the biggest mistakes. From what I've been told, Coke has the biggest flub in this respect. Would you like to know why?

Apparently a long time ago they decided to change Coke. They did a consumer study to people similar to those on this forum. (stretching, but close). Apparently they stopped making Coke and started making 'The New Coke'.

Quess what? No one bought it. It was a failed product. The stock dropped beyond sickening and it just sat on the shelves after people had their first taste.

Pepsi was in its glory!

Apple has really isolated themselves in their phone and tablet venture because they continue to offer their previous existing product along side the new one. However, as I pointed out that's marketing 101. College level marketing. Apparently someone at Apple went to college. ...go figure.

So when YOU decide they need to radically change the best selling piece of hardware in the world, maybe you should keep a college level "text book case" in mind.

Now, for my own personal query, if you had something that "sold like hot cakes", how much would you change it? I've read your posts for a long time before I started posting. You seem sane... Imagine yourself selling the best product in the world and no one is even close... How would you radically change it?

Don't think of it as what "you" per say wold buy. Everyone else is grabbing it as fast as you could make it. How much would you really change it?
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LOL! Bit like 'French Champagne'.
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You seem sane...

Dubious.
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Highly doubtful Apple will do a new iPad in 2nd half of 2012. As with Apple, new connections = new adaptors. No one will really care that the iPhone has a different port. If you use the iPhone charger on an iPad it takes ages to charge. As for syncing with a PC, I guess there will be one USB cable for iPhone 5 and one cable for ~everything else~.
It's actually amazing that Apple kept the existing USB adaptor for such a long time.

 

But there is a prospect the next iPad will have the same connector as the new iPhone. Would you buy an iPad with the deprecated connector or would you wait for the next iPad with new connector? I would wait.

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But there is a prospect the next iPad will have the same connector as the new iPhone. Would you buy an iPad with the deprecated connector or would you wait for the next iPad with new connector? I would wait.

I think only certain people would wait. Remember even at the second the iPhone 5 is launched, you've still got iPhone 4S, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPods all with the deprecated connector. So people wanting to buy an iPad or iPod or iPhone 4S will just go ahead, I think.

Personally, I don't think the connector would affect my decision, though I have intensely followed the iPad launches by getting one within a few months of the 1, 2 and 3 (and was able to sell/ trade-in the 1 and 2).

You know, it's just a slot. (That's what she said LOL)

...Also, don't forget the tons of 3rd party equipment and accessories, speakers, etc. that all use the old connection, Apple has to supply an adaptor for connecting existing 3rd party equipment, I reckon.
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I've never seen a thread with so much idiocy, and with so many new members who have registered just to troll and make an assinine comment. The 4/4S design has become incredibly iconic, popular, and loved. I can spot an iPhone 4/4S from a mile away, compared to every other smartphone that looks like any generic plastic slab. I'm not shocked that Apple would decide to maintain aspects of this design, and simply modify the dimensions/thickness/finish from here. There's no point in reinventing the wheel, as the design is still incredibly classy, timeless, and most importantly iconic. A mature person can understand why Apple may not want to throw all this in the trash and start over with a completely new design that might have its own teething issues. This is a phone that will sell in almost every country in the world, to hundreds of millions of people. It's not some niche device that Apple can go crazy with and experiment with. It's not 2007 anymore, this is the most important product that Apple makes. Maintaining a certain degree of consistency with the ultra-popular previous model is not a crime, unless you're some 15 year old with ADD who just want some unfeasible, futuristic render they've seen poster online, as many on tech message boards seem to be.   

 

Oh, and it's incredibly hilarious how the 'OMG THIS IS SO UGLY IT CANT BE REAL APPLE WOULD NEVER MAKE THE BACK LIKE THAT' mirror the comments on the lost iPhone4 perfectly- how 'ugly' it was because it had 'grooves' on the metallic band, and how never in a million years would apple make something so hideous. As it turns out, it was real, and it only became the most successful and iconic smartphone in history, and remained unchanged for 2 generations, selling hundreds of millions. SOme of you are so indignant, pretentious, and self-important, you never learn from history and recall how wrong you all were but instead spew the same comments with absolutely no humility, and end up looking like fools each time and proven wrong in epic fashion. 

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Out of curiosity, does AI's terms and conditions state anything about how old you need to be before you can join the forums?

A simple search for anyone who puts an "i" in front of some word should immediately identify the 12 year olds, and thus result in termination of their accounts for being under age.

That's social generalizing and you know it.

Those posters could be 40 and you would never really know.
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Oh, and it's incredibly hilarious how the 'OMG THIS IS SO UGLY IT CANT BE REAL APPLE WOULD NEVER MAKE THE BACK LIKE THAT' mirror the comments on the lost iPhone4 perfectly- how 'ugly' it was because it had 'grooves' on the metallic band, and how never in a million years would apple make something so hideous. As it turns out, it was real, and it only became the most successful and iconic smartphone in history, and remained unchanged for 2 generations, selling hundreds of millions. SOme of you are so indignant, pretentious, and self-important, you never learn from history and recall how wrong you all were but instead spew the same comments with absolutely no humility, and end up looking like fools each time and proven wrong in epic fashion. 

The back plate seems a bit off though, with the dual glass bands and big middle metal chunk. Who knows, it may grow on me, or it may not. I was crazy for the MacBook Pro Retina but returned it after a few days, didn't feel "it".

But you know, at the end of the day, this is a forum where people with better things to do don't come here.
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Those posters could be 40...

And naked!
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First off the retina MBP is a radical design. One comes to that conclusion summing up all the elements of the design. However let's be honest here, what do you really expect them to do with a design like the conventional MBP? The technology isn't here yet for a roll up MBP. The fact is the hardware that goes inside dictates to an extent the external design as does the intentional uses. That is a laptop implies a certain layout of the hardware baring any advancements in tech nology to change that.
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The iMac design hasn't changed for the past 5 years.
Yes it is a bit of a classic. However outward appearance isn't iMacs short comings these days, it is the rther pathetic internal structure that turns people off to the machine.
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The MBP hasn't changed for the past 4 years and hasn't changed that much for the past 11 years.
Again what do you expect from a laptop? Further if I do go a MBP the next time I go Mac shopping I wouldn't want a dramatically changed machine for no reason. Not that the Retina machine isn't a dramatic change but at least the ergonomics are the same. This brings up human factors which for many actual users of the laptops is very important. MBPs are very nice compared to many machines when it comes to usability,the last thing Apple needs to do is throw that away in the name of design.
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The floppy, CD, retina display are internal changes. They're not design changes which is what I was talking about.
Bull crap! A design is the sum of all of the elements a machine is composed of. In the case of laptops that means both internal and external components. This is even more screwed up on your part when you state that retina displays are internal changes. Think about that for a moment.
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Gone are the days when Apple had radical new designs every few years like the colour iMac, the Mac Cube, iMac Sunflower. Now it the same design year after year.

The Mini has never gone through rapid design changes, nor has the iMac for that matter. The original iMac was around for a very long time before the sun flower. It should be noted that a technology advance was required to effectively replace the original iMac, that technology being LCDs.
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Since when? I thought Apple was omnipotent without influence from outside designs. In harmony with itself and faithful to one infinite design ethos. Simple, elegant and boring.

As for Porsche - the only people I know who drive them are fat, middle-aged business men who think it makes them look younger and more attractive when actually it just makes them look like a prick.

That is just men in the UK. Here in the USA men in Porsches cause wet panties to form across the country. A Porsche is a ticket to a roll in the hay.
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I think only certain people would wait. Remember even at the second the iPhone 5 is launched, you've still got iPhone 4S, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPods all with the deprecated connector. So people wanting to buy an iPad or iPod or iPhone 4S will just go ahead, I think.
Personally, I don't think the connector would affect my decision, though I have intensely followed the iPad launches by getting one within a few months of the 1, 2 and 3 (and was able to sell/ trade-in the 1 and 2).
You know, it's just a slot. (That's what she said LOL)
...Also, don't forget the tons of 3rd party equipment and accessories, speakers, etc. that all use the old connection, Apple has to supply an adaptor for connecting existing 3rd party equipment, I reckon.

 

In my case it is kind of a wishful thinking. I recently realized I want an iPad. So I'm hoping they will release the next iPad soon, because I don't want to buy a device with deprecated connector. I wouldn't feel good about it.

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That is just men in the UK. Here in the USA men in Porsches cause wet panties to form across the country. A Porsche is a ticket to a roll in the hay.

Personally, from a wee kid I've always been a Lamborghini man. That engine roar. Nothing like it in the world. Forget Porsches and Ferraris. Even seeing a Lambo tear up the track in GT300/GT500 races, man seeing that in person was epic.

However once I get my Tesla S I'll be wetting the right kind of panties.
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In my case it is kind of a wishful thinking. I recently realized I want an iPad. So I'm hoping they will release the next iPad soon, because I don't want to buy a device with deprecated connector. I wouldn't feel good about it.

No worries. Buy only what you feel good about.
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Redundant post. My bad!
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Big Surprise. Though the counterargument is that there is legitimate content on those sites.

Just like on MegaUpload, which the Feds closed. That was wrong, but I'm not American, who perhaps have a different opinion on that?
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The beginning of the end is never evident until the end is near and everyone asks, "what happened?". I'll tell you, innovation died with Steve Jobs and if the iPhone 5 does look like this than that will be a true statement. This phone is ho-hum at best. Zero innovation. You can and cut and paste so long. You can only buy up so much tech and call it your own. There statements may not mean anything today but a few years from now they will. If you are wondering, de-Nile is a river in Egypt.

Can't help but noticing that anything post SJ is not good enough, time to move on SJ period is finished it is now post SJ.

Design is just a sum but not the whole which is more important for the iPhone especially the features and the upgradability of its OS.

As one commenter had said how often you you see a reign of the MacBook pro or even the air, they look the same year after year.

We buy the iPhone because of what it can do and the ecosystem that surrounds it.

And if you like a new look every six with a new contract you can by all means buy an android phone which refrverse every six month.
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Agreed, iSheep buy anything with Apple's name on it and Apple knows it. If this phone proves true, it proves Apple knows its customers. Why innovate, they buy anything.

Ah, the design is not innovation, innovation mainly involves features.

Do android phones innovate because of the design or the features they have?

Keeping the same design has its advantages, it does go out of style and need not worry about being taken for something else.

I buy the iPhone for its features and the ecosystem and the best part its OS is upgradable.
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Ah, the design is not innovation, innovation mainly involves features.
Do android phones innovate because of the design or the features they have?
Keeping the same design has its advantages, it does go out of style and need not worry about being taken for something else.
I buy the iPhone for its features and the ecosystem and the best part its OS is upgradable.

I'm not so sure you know what innovation is. I'm not harping on you, but bland, blank statement posts do deserve that question.

Yes innovation involves features... Lots and lots of features.
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You're deriding Cook, Ive and company for a product they don't even make? A product that you don't even know they will EVER make? A product that may not even be close to the next iteration of the iPhone?
Huh?


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And I'll add that comment I made to DaHarder to every other person who has read the article, seen the photos, and then commented that Apple is somehow doing something wrong when Apple hasn't ever mentioned ANYWHERE that the next iPhone is exactly like this, close to this, or even remotely like it!!!
Sigh....
Way too many knee-jerk reactions over something that may or may not be legit and certainly isn't final. I'll wait to give an opinion until Apple's keynote when the finished product with all its features is announced.
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Never underestimate the "show-off factor" of a new phone. For some people, it is much more important to have a new design that you can impress your friends with than to have a phone that you actually like to use.

 

Never underestimate the value of an iconic design by an iconic brand that says, "I was smart enough to buy the real thing, not some cheap knockoff."

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... Apple can't win with people, like DaHarder, because they are only here to argue that Apple is doomed. ...

 

There, I fixed it for you.

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LOL! Bit like 'French Champagne'.
OT: Google is contributing to copyright infringements by orientating users to illegal links through its auto complete function. link

Are all Torrents or Rapidshare files pirated (stolen) IP? I dunno myself, just asking.

 

EDIT: No need for an answer since I did some checking myself. Google started removing torrent and rapidshare results from their instant search over a year ago, and got panned for doing so. Some accused it of acting like the word police. No matter what they do on this one they're gonna catch flak. 

http://www.pcworld.com/article/217943/google_blocks_bittorrent_and_piracy_terms_from_search_tool.html

http://torrentfreak.com/google-starts-censoring-bittorrent-rapidshare-and-more-110126/


Edited by Gatorguy - 7/30/12 at 5:29am
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I think it looks great, and I can't wait to order one.

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To be fair we are talking about someone who wore the same clothes every day. Hardly strikes me as someone who embraces change. I think that is the problem. Steve obviously embedded into the collective DNA of his team the ethos that change is a bad thing only to be undertaken on rare occasions. It's probably a Buddhist thing - keep it simple and uniform otherwise it's bad karma or something like that.

 

Striking display of ignorance re Steve Jobs, his wardrobe, Apple, corporate "DNA", Buddhism and karma.

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The beginning of the end is never evident until the end is near and everyone asks, "what happened?". I'll tell you, innovation died with Steve Jobs and if the iPhone 5 does look like this than that will be a true statement. This phone is ho-hum at best. Zero innovation. You can and cut and paste so long. You can only buy up so much tech and call it your own. There statements may not mean anything today but a few years from now they will. If you are wondering, de-Nile is a river in Egypt.

Zero innovation? Seriously?

 

Your basing this on a rumour photo? What did you expect? What would make it innovative in your eyes? Is a teardrop shape innovative? No. You don't even know the phone's feature set, yet you claim "zero innovation". Personally, I kind of like the two-tone gun metal look. Not terribly exciting, but then again, I never do cartwheels over the cosmetics anyway. A little bigger, while not innovative, is good in my book. A little thinner is an improvement. Lighter would be better. 4G would be great. A full-featured digital wallet with PassBook, would be welcomed (fingers crossed). Beyond that, let's wait and see what the phone can actually do, before everyone starts complaining. At the end of the day, you'll never please everyone anyway, and ANYONE who buys a phone solely on cosmetics is an complete moron.

 

It's the bundled software and the way the phone plays so nicely with my other devices and big-screen TV that sets the iPhone apart from the competition anyway.

 

You never know, maybe, Apple has figured out how to triple the battery life... Or maybe the new phone will be totally lame. Saying that there is zero innovation based on these RUMOUR photos is ridiculous statement. 

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But why use LiquidMetal on the back at all? It's the odd ridges that make me think it's not your standard metal. Could an inductive plate transfer more power faster and with less heat or loss of energy if LM was between the two? I don't know; I'm just trying to understand how these very precise and finished looking components would still have these unusual elements to the back

There're cooling fins to stop the phone overheating like an iPad 3
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